With a name like Dragon’s Egg, how could I try anything but this bath bomb first?! It doesn’t look all that startling when you see it in the store, but I wanted to give it a go.
It does look rather plain, with these strange coloured discs sunk into it. There’s a slight citrus scent to it, but nothing all that noticeable until it goes into the water.
Starting off with a white foam, the outer shell of the bath bomb soon dissolves, letting a vibrant orange foam emerge from the centre. As this swirls around the bath, the popping candy starts to crackle…. which is a bit unnerving if you haven’t ever experienced that before!
The aroma is more noticeable in the water, a nicely orange citrus scent, which complimented my Refresher shower jelly perfectly.
Dragon’s Egg definitely is one of my favourite bath bombs, and at £3.35 it’s not one of the most expensive ones. It’s certainly great for a relaxing soak, although the citrus is likely to revive you a little, rather than relax you for bed.
I’d never used the Granny Takes a Dip bath bomb, so when the new bubble bar appeared in store, I was keen to try it out. The first batch in the store had a very lime green colouring to the middle, but mine is a darker green which I prefer.
Granny Takes a Dip hasn’t got a particularly strong scent – in fact I could barely make out any aroma at all from mine. Maybe that’s just down to my nose not being particular receptive, or maybe this came from a batch that just had less perfume to it. It’s meant to be ginger, pepper and lemon scented, and once crumbled into the water, I was able to pick out the lemon in there although it’s not anywhere near as lemony as Refresher!
I’d seen several reviews that say the bubble bar turns the water a murky grey / brown, but I certainly didn’t have that trouble:
I used a small piece off the side of the bubble bar (part pink and part blue), and the water didn’t change colour at all. For me, that’s not a disadvantage – I don’t always like the water to take on a vibrant shade when I have a bath. There were mountains of bubbles, even just from that small piece, so if I’d used half of the bar in one go, the bubbles would’ve been flowing out of the bath!
Even after I’d used the shower jelly and washed my hair, there were some bubbles remaining – these seemed to last much longer than those from the Comforter.
Using a small piece each time, this bar should last for a long time, so it makes the £3.65 price really good value. It’s not necessarily one you would want to go for if you like your bath water to gain a really colourful hue, but if you like mountains of bubbles then it’s definitely worth trying 🙂
With a name like Refresher, I had high hopes for this shower jelly, and I wasn’t disappointed. The lemony scent catches your attention as you unscrew the lid, and leaves you with a delicate lemon aroma on your skin.
Whereas the Whoosh jelly seemed quite moist and seemed to melt a bit in the pot when it got near the end, Refresher was drier while still perfectly wobbly and jelly-like. I cut a slice from the top to use in the shower, and to ensure the rest of the jelly didn’t get wet, stored the remainder in a clean black Lush pot.
I haven’t tried putting the shower jelly into the fridge (or freezer), but even without that blast of cold, it seems nicely refreshing. It lathers up really well (even better than Whoosh), as seems quite gentle, as it hasn’t aggravated my skin at all.
Overall, this is a great shower jelly. Providing you don’t get the entire thing too wet (cutting a slice from it works better than using the whole thing each time, and makes it less likely to drop into the bath!), it should last a nice long time, so the £6.95 for 240g seems reasonably good value for money.